They may have cancelled the show, but they can't take the sky from me!
About this creation
I've had a photo of some work in progress minifigs of Jayne, Mal, and Zoe
from the movie Serenity floating around on the web for a while now,
so I finally decided to sit down and create the whole cast of characters!
Above are (from left to right): Shepard Book, Inara Serra, Kaylee Frye,
Jayne Cobb, Malcolm Reynolds, Zoe and Wash, and River and Simon Tam. All
of these minifigs are based mostly on the movie versions of the characters
as opposed to the Firefly television series, but there are some
changes here and there. Inara's outfit is actually based on one from the
first comic book, "Those Left Behind." Although I loved the movie and TV
show, I can't say I'd recommend the graphic novel... I knew as soon as I
saw Shepard Book driving up in a crazy six-wheeled monster truck that this
was no episode of Firefly...
Yeah, I know you were probably just thinking "Why are Book and Zoe
YELLOW?!" Well, if you're one of those people who just can't stand my
sticking by the classic LEGO skin color, here are some brown versions I
A comparison shot of the brown and yellow figs. I really like the way
Shpard Book turned out. He was one of my favorite characters in the show;
it's a shame the movie sort of just tossed his character out the window...
And finally, a shot of all the characters fully armed and equipped.
Because I like weapons. A few notes:
- Yes, there probably could have been a better way to make Zoe's "mare's
- Yes, I know they changed Inara's bow to some weird sci-fi bow/gun in the
movie in post-production, but I think just the bow is cooler.
- Yes, River's hair should probably be longer, but none of the other
hairpieces looked right. LEGO came out with some black Dumbledore hair
right after I made these minifigs that might have worked a bit better...
- Yes, Simon is the only character without a torso decal. I didn't think
one was necessary, and to be honest, all of his outfits would have been
rather boring to make. *yawn* Unless I did that Alliance officer uniform
he wore in the beginning of Serenity... hmm...
Fun fact: Nathan Fillion (Mal), Adam Baldwin (Jayne), and Alan Tudyk
(Wash) all voiced Marines in Halo 3. If you find the IWHBYD skull in the
game and activate it when playing, you can hear them make seemingly
endless references to the show, including, "Sure would be nice if we had
some grenades right about now!" Each one is referred to by part of
their character name from Firefly at some point during the game as
well. I had just seen Firefly and Serenity for the first time shortly
before the game came out, so I thought it was pretty awesome...
P.S.: By the way, I'd like to thank everyone who nominated me for the LEGO Ambassador position recently. Apparently I got quite a few votes! Unfortunately I was way too late participating in the event, and I'm not sure if the position is right for me anyway... not at the moment, at least. Basically my reasons are the same ones Shannon Young gave in his one-smiley review on the the nominations page. So... maybe in the future. But thanks for the nominations anyway - I really do appreciate it!
In reply to blahnoc ramon: Actually, the guy in Half-Life 2: Episode 2 is Jayne (Adam Baldwin). He plays lots of the major rebel characters in Episode 2.
Oh yeah, btw, I played Halo 3 yesterday. When you're escaping from the jungle (I believe it's just before you hear that really creepy Brute holw) you can hear Sgt. Johnson speaking on the radio calling in for some Pelicans, referring to the pilot as "Captain". The pilot then simply replies in a VERY familiar voice: "Reynolds out." I thought that was pretty cool :D
Carlo. A here! I just posted a really sweet revolver inspired by Mal's Sci-Fied Army Colt. I just thought you might wanna check it out! Thanks! (I already revied this right? If not, then I gotta say, these guys are great. Probably the best on MOCpages. One thing though, can you buy your custom decals at your online store? That would be awesome!) -Carlo
These are just so much fun to look at! I actually think I like the yellow versions of Book and Zoe better than the brown versions, but maybe that's just my old school bias showing. I especially like Jayne and Wash - the first because the fig looks so good, and the second because he is my favorite character from the series. Thanks for sharing these guys - I might have to go watch the whole series again because of all the fun memories they evoke!
Justin, you my man! These are GREAT!! Firefly's one of the best sci-fi series ever (second only to BSG, IMHO). This REALLY makes me want to attempt a minifig scale Serenity. The desire was already there, but this just brings it home!!!! After the ol Invisible Hand makes it's rounds this year, parts are going to either a battlestar or a SHIP for these great minifigs. Nicely done, and VERY inspiring!!!!!
Nice job with these as always. Serenity/Firefly is one of my all-time favorites. I was also just watching Saving Private Ryan the other day and guess who's in it...Nathan Fillion(Mal)! Adam baldwin I've seen in Independace day and the X-files. I'm also pretty sure I heard him as one of the rebels from Half-life 2.